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March 2022

News & Information

See the List of Nominees and Purchase Tickets

Join us for Heroes of Vista!

On March 18, join community, civic and business leaders as we celebrate excellence in our community and raise funds for the Vista Education Foundation.

We have a prestigious group of award winners - please visit our website for more details.

Tickets WILL sell out. Don't delay.

Hope to see you there,


Spring Issue of the Vista Magazine

Vista Magazine, published quarterly, features stories and information about the Vista community. Vista Magazine also includes a business directory of Vista Chamber Members. Check it out today!

Read it online or stop by our office to get a physical copy!

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2022 Vista Strawberry Festival

Add it to your calendars, the Vista Strawberry Festival is back on May 29!

Interested in participating in the festival? There are many ways you can be involved!

Hope you can join us to enjoy everything strawberry!

Interested in showcasing available careers at your company? We continue to build the video library.

Contact Rachel Beld at

We have attractive partnership packages that will produce three videos of different team members and then elevate the visibility of various job postings and opportunities at your firm. The goal of SOCAL is to have 100 different North County workers highlighted by the end of the year.

Contact us today!

Opportunities for Corporate Involvement

Tri-City Medical Center, San Diego North EDC, and the Vista, Oceanside and Carlsbad Chambers have partnered to develop SOCAL (Student Opportunities for Career Awareness and Learning). This collaboration is in an effort to raise awareness among young people, and people considering a career change, of the different career and educational pathways available right here in North County.

Visit the website

Enjoy a Video!

Velocity, Vista Chamber Podcast

Learn about Vista's movers and shakers through Velocity, new episodes every other Wednesday.

In February we heard from Lisette Hart, owner of Yoga Branch Studio in Downtown Vista, and Don Hein, owner of Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen and two-time winner of Cupcake Wars.

Check out these episodes and more!

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Our February Rising Stars

  • Diego Rios - Guajome Park Academy
  • Rebekah Christoffersen - Major General Raymond Murray High School
  • Julian Bush Torres - Mission Vista High School
  • Takoma Kunz Rosario - Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Noah Bailey - North County Trade Tech High School
  • Matt Draves - Vista High School

Watch Their Speeches

Save yourself some money with the HOT DEALS our members have going on!


Our members are hiring! Look through the many job opportunities our members have available.

Job Postings

Vista Chamber Events

March Business Mixer (March 9)

Join us at the home of the Vista Viking Festival for a Mixer like no other.

Freshen up on your axe-throwing and archery skills on this Business Mixer at Norway Hall!

Bring a raffle prize for an opportunity to speak about your organization and choose the winner.

Register Now

Coffee & Conversation (March 16)

Join Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld for a morning coffee at Cat & Craft Cafe. Enjoy the coffee and pastries while netweaving and making relationship-based referrals with fellow Chamber members. 


2022 Heroes of Vista (March 18)

The Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Education Foundation present the 11th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala on Friday, March 18, 2022 4:00 p.m. at the Vistonian (306 S. Santa Fe Ave.).

We will celebrate excellence in education, business, public safety and more.

Check out the list of nominees.


Business Tax Strategies, Lunch & Learn (March 22)

You've done everything correctly to get your business up and running but taxes are driving you down. An effective tax strategy can help you shift from having taxes as one of your biggest expenses to having your taxes be one of your biggest assets.

WestPac Wealth Partners has teams of professionals that specialize in High-Level Business Tax Strategies you and your company are unaware and in need of. 

Join us for this informative Lunch & Learn, people that RSVP will receive lunch.

Lunch Mob at Belching Beaver (March 23)

This is a great time to focus on keeping your networking skills sharp and to meet with fellow Vista Chamber Members and guests. This is a no-host event and guests buy their own food and beverages. Bring your business cards!


Ribbon Cuttings

Join us to celebrate a dream come true!

The Wrench House Cyclery

Tuesday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m.

1185 Park Center Drive, Ste. O

Vista, CA 92081


Trade Mark Hemp / Aqualeaf Industries

Thursday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m.

170 Eucalyptus Ave.

Vista, CA 92084


City Gates Events & True Identity Life Coaching (Wife and Husband duo)

Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.

170 Eucalyptus Ave.

Vista, CA 92084


Little Bears Tender Care

Friday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m.

1111 Highland Dr.

Vista, CA 92083


San Diego PACE Vista

Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m.

1840 West Drive

Vista, CA 92083


NuSpine Chiropractic

Thursday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m.

1330 E. Vista Way, Ste. 5

Vista, CA 92084


Our February Ribbon Cuttings

ETHA Natural Botanicals

Dan O'Donnell for Vista City Council 2022

Madera Kitchen of Mexico

Harmony Home Medical

Over the Top Realty

Cali Blues Cartel Mobile Entertainment

Members Having Their Anniversary

Happy 5th Anniversary

Full Metal Burgers

Happy 10th Anniversary

Jersey Mike's Subs

Happy 15th Anniversary

SoundAway Corporation

Strategic Results Group

Happy 20th Anniversary

The Vista Conservancy

Happy 30th Anniversary

McCain, Inc.

Happy 40th Anniversary

McDonald's of Vista

Welcome to Our New Members for February!

  1. The Steeping Giant
  2. American Soju
  3. Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista
  4. Papa Bambino's
  5. Stellar Resellers
  6. San Diego PACE Vista
  7. ACE international
  8. Staged Homes Real Estate
  9. Memory Lane LLC
  10. TownePlace Suites Carlsbad/Vista

Want to Learn More About the Benefits Our Members Receive?

We welcome your inquiry to learn how we advocate for our members and market your businesses. Visit our website or contact our Membership Development Specialist, Paula Millis, at

Business & Community Resources

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Proposal to Adjust Division Boundaries

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district boundaries to reflect population changes. The Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on March 2, 2022 on the District’s proposal to adjust division boundaries.

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Governor Signs Sick Leave, Small Business Relief Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill package providing $6.1 billion in tax relief, tax credits and grants for small businesses hurt by the pandemic and extending COVID-19 paid sick leave for workers.

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Microbusiness COVID-19 Grant Application Period Opens

"Microbusinesses" around San Diego County hurt by COVID-19 can now officially begin applying online for $2,500 grants. The County Board of Supervisors last week approved making 1,550 grants totaling $3.8 million, funded in part by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, to some of the smallest businesses in the county, like home businesses and sidewalk vendors.

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Small Business Grant Eligibility

Local small businesses and nonprofit entities that suffered economic losses due to COVID-19 may be eligible for grant funding from the County. The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA),CARES Act funding and County General Fund.

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Not-For-Profit Scholarship Program

The City of Vista's 2021-2022 Scholarship Program will provide up to $140,000 to Vista-based not-for-profit organizations to enable them to provide scholarships for low-income youth to participate in their sports leagues and other extra-curricular activities.

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County Opens Applications for Mini Home-Kitchen Restaurants

The first aspiring chefs looking to turn their homes or apartments into mini-restaurants gathered at the County Operations Center Friday as the County officially opened its application process for "Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations."

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Energy Innovation Center | San Diego Gas & Electric

The Energy Innovation Center offers training, education and innovation around energy efficiency technologies and green building practices. Attend one of our 250 no-cost online professional training, including courses with continuing education credits and those that prepare you for certification. Enroll for no-cost online training today and learn from the pros.

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Community Events

March 5, 12, 19, 26 - Vista Farmers Market

8 am - noon

Enjoy the longest running farmers market in the county.

March 5 - Boys & Girls Club Diamond Gala: Growing Great Futures

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Vista for the 12th Annual Diamond Gala: Growing Great Futures.

March 5 - Club M at The Moonlight

6:30 p.m. open house

Producing Artistic Director Steven Glaudini will guide you through the history of The Moonlight as Moonlight favorites sing through songs from seasons past.

March 12 - Alta Vista Botanical Garden's Kids in the Garden Classes

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Take your kids to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens and learn about soils, composting, and spring planting.

March 12 - Club M at the Moonlight

6:00 p.m. open house

You will get a kick out of Leonard Patton, one of San Diego’s best jazz vocalists as he sings through the iconic song book of Cole Porter.

March 20 - Soroptimist QuarterMania Fundraiser

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bring your friends, neighbors, and family. Bring a roll of quarters to bid on new items from 10 vendors. You get a paddle and a poker chip for bidding (extra paddles available).

March 25, 26, and 27 - The Classical Academy Vista production of Disney's Descendants The Musical

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney's Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!

March 26 - Assistance League of North Coast "Enduring Stories"

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fundraiser to support the Assistance League of North Coast student outreach programs in Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista.

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